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saying quote, i believe there should be equal opportunities for women and men to be venture capitalists. today's testimony focused on the investigation into the complaint she filed in 2012. she says from the beginning, she was wary of the investigator the firm hired. at times, she felt he tried to push her into answers and when he came back with a finding of no discrimination or retaliation, she wasn't surprised. she send this e-mail to senior management, i found him unprofessional, antagonistic, and bias. i do not believe his report represents an independent, unbiased perspective. the courtroom turned tense after lunch as the defendant attorney began the cross-examination. she grilled powe on her work history, exposing her lack of investment experience. she countered powe's statement that she wanted to be a venture capitalist by playing a portion of the video deposition where powe said she hoped to get into
an operations role. pao previously testified when she learned her lover was still with his wife, she ended their involvement immediately and that's when the workplace retaliation began. pao's testimony is expected to continue tomorrow. in san francisco tiffany wilson abc 7 news. tough questions today for hillary clinton, including one about gender as she addressed her e-mail controversy. clinton says she used a private domain as secretary of state but admitted it would have been better to use multiple e-mail accounts. official e-mails are supposed to be archived to an official government account. clinton maintains she has not broken any rules and has turned in 55,000 pages of e-mails but is refusing to turn over the
private server. today she spoke about it publicly for the first time. >> if you were a man today would all the fuss being made today? >>ly leave that to others to be answered, but as i said, i saw it as a matter of convenience. >> the state department says clinton's e-mails as secretary of state will be published online after they are reviewed. oakland police are mobilizing major resources to solve yesterday's shootout that killed a woman who shielded her two children from the gunfire. the shooting happened after several women got into an argument. the 30-year-old was walking with her 7 and 9-year-old children. she covered them with her body when she heard the gunshots. she died when a bullet hit her in the head. police are hoping the tragedy will spur witnesses to come forward. >> a lot of times people don't feel comfortable coming to the police department with information. but this is one of those
incidents where you have to feel compelled to give information. >> police are investigating whether a 16 and 19-year-old who were also involved might have been involved -- injured, that is, might have been involved in the shootout. in a statement, kaiser said our hearts go out to her friends and family in the wake of this terrible tragedy. tonight, we're learning more about the domestic violence arrest of 49ers fullback bruce miller. he was taken into custody thursday on suspicion of spousal battery. the scanner recording from that evening gives us a bit of an idea of what happened. >> said her boyfriend attacked her. she said then, never mind and hung up. >> the team said it will wait to collect all relevant information before making a decision on miller. water worries because of the drought are getting so much worse.
drastic measures might have to be taken. here's the story. >> reporter: if there's no significant rainfall the rest of this winter east bay mud is now projecting water storage could rival that of 1977. that was the worst year in the district's history. now with three-quarters of this rainy season over, the snow pack in the sierras just 19% of normal, the key reservoir is 90% full but only because the district is holding water there rather than releasing it downstream to other storage facilities such as comanche which is just 30% full. >> the predictions are grim. we're looking at water storage levels that are probably going to be rival what we saw in the 1977 drought. this time of year we usually have six or seven feet of snow on the ground above our sierra reservoirs. today we have about a foot and it's melting fast.
>> abc 7 news reporter laura anthony reporting on the serious water crisis we're facing. the santa clara valley water district have a proposal to increase its pump tax. increasing this tax would not directly impact residential bills, however. opponents want the district to dip into its $557 million budget reserve instead of increasing rates. board members will make a final vote in may. there at least could be some rain on the way although don't expect it to solve our water problems by a long shot. spencer christian has more. >> we have clouds thickening over the bay area. there is moisture in the clouds but we are certainly not likely to get significant rain from this system. you can see the green showing up on the radar image there indicating moisture in the
atmosphere that is not yet hitting the ground. as we pull back you can see this trail of moisture and clouds moving in our direction. let's do the forecast animation starting at 7:00 this evening. overnight, just a few spots of moisture will move through. so sprinkles are possible but no significant rainfall is likely either tonight or tomorrow. i'll have the complete accuweather seven-day forecast in just a moment. >> spencer, thank you so much. three bay area hospitals will now likely file for chapter 11 bankruptcy after a deal to buy them fell through. it involves a total of six daughters of charity hospital in california including o'connor hospital, seton hospital and seton coastline. kamala harris says the move is proof that continuing vital health care services is not prime health care's priority. investigators are still
trying to figure out why two freight train cars derailed this morning in san jose. two empty cars jumped the tracks near east taylor and north seventh streets. nobody was hurt. officials describe the derailment as relatively minor. >> fortunately for us, it was not loaded. you can see behind me that it lost its back wheel. i do not have any specifics as far as technicalities on what happened for it to leave its wheels. >> the fire department says the train wasn't going faster than normal. union pacific is handling the clean-up. a hawaiian airlines plane on its way to honolulu was forced to return to oakland international airport after the pilot spotted a technical problem. this was shortly after the flight landed back in oakland. the pilot was still too far from hawaii so the crew decided to burn some fuel before returning to oakland. the passengers continued their journey on another plane. in san francisco's richmond
district el camino del mar is closed between 27th and 28th streets right now because of a sinkhole. officials tell us the small hole formed because of a failure of an early 1900s sewer line. officials hope to complete emergency repairs tonight maybe tomorrow at the latest. still ahead, the heartbeat of the 49ers defense has come to an end. >> i gave this game everything i had. >> linebacker patrick willis makes it official, why he is hanging up his cleats in his prime. plus -- >> that's really what i think life is about. we're put here to make this world a better place. >> coming up, lots of hugs plus a big surprise for the man known as the costco guy. also the professional businesswomen conference and how it could change the li
an emotional patrick willis made it official this afternoon. he is retiring from the nfl. there was speculation the 49ers linebacker was leaving the game to spend more time with his family and church. but willis also says his inability to play pain-free was a factor in his decision. he says he left it all on the field during his eight-year career. >> there will not have been a day in my career that i don't feel like that i gave this game everything i had. >> he sure did. the seven-time pro bowler says he has no regrets. at 6:00, we'll have team coverage of the niners and the willis retirement decision including analysis from mike shumann on what this means for the team going forward. he was a linchpin on this
franchise. social media reaction to patrick's announcement has been pouring in all day. the 49ers' vernon davis tweets thanks for being a brother to me and congrats on an incredible career. one fan calls him a class act and thanks the niners all the way down to the custodians. and larry beil, our sports director, wrote this, you won't find a classier person than what we are seeing from patrick willis. won't accept a paycheck unless he can be at his best. shoppers today at a san ramon costco loves the man who greets them. but they learned recently their freendly greeter is facing serious health issues. david lui was on hand and he joins us now. >> reporter: this is a great story. his name is arley and has worked in this costco in san ramon for nearly 22 years. but the outlook is cloudy as to
how many more years he can do it because of the cancer spreading through his body. >> how are you? i hope you feel better. >> reporter: arley smith is always showing empathy if a customer walks in complaining about a gold. but the tables were turned on him today. some shoppers at the san ramon costco knew arley is the one who needs a smile and some cheer. cancer was discovered in one of his kidneys. the cancer has spread to his bones. so a group calling themselves arley's angels surprised him today after organizing online. >> we know what we need to do, raise some money. $5, $10 $100, whatever you can do. >> reporter: inside a gift basket was money for a bech getaway for arley and his wife. contributions topped $2,500. >> all these people who he has reached out to, now they're there for him. i can't believe how many sweet, wonderful people there are.
>> i'm richer than bill gates and the guy from facebook and those guys on shark tank, put them all together. my life is -- i have a priceless, wonderful life. you can't put a price tag on these people and on all of this. >> reporter: his real passion is to be the top fund-raiser of an oakland children's hospital benefit in may. >> my goal is to be number one but not for me. that's just so that i know that i made a difference in this world, that i put a mark in a positive way to make this world a better place. >> reporter: he also leaves a mark on the kids he loves. >> he signs the receipts and puts a smiley face. >> reporter: no one knows how long he'll be here. but arley has no plans to quit. these people are his support network. in san ramon, david louie, abc 7 news. >> don't you love that story? if you have a news tip please
reach us by e-mailing us at abc7listens. tweet us. find us on facebook. facebook.com/abc7news or give us a call. 877-222-7777. >> arley, we are pulling for you. santa clara county is targeting the so-called toxic trio in nail salons by starting a new outreach campaign. supervisors are asking salon owners to switch from products containing three chemicals known to cause health disorders. grants will be offered to salons who participate for better ventilation systems. and the city could be the first in the country to require warning labels on ads for sodas. billboards buses and sports stadiums would say drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. the beverage industry fought hard against a similar state proposal that failed last year.
one of the biggest companies in the world is changing the way it handles maternity leave. the company will offer 16 weeks of paid leave to new mothers by the end of this year. they will also be able to work reduced hours on full pay for the first six months. some of the most successful businesswomen in the country are in san francisco today. abc 7 is a proud sponsor. lyanne melendez has more. >> reporter: put hundreds of businesswomen together at a conference and they know how to ditch the office and join the party. that was a five-minute exercise break from the many speeches and work groups offered at this conference. congresswoman jackie speier started professional businesswomen of california 26 years ago. >> it was never designed to be a pep rally. it was designed to be a cold
hard look at where we are, where we need to go and how we're going to get there. >> reporter: since 1989, achieving gender equity has been the focus of this organization. many here say we're not there yet. sally is a wall street financial wizard who believes the old boys club can be dismantled. >> my friends out here and i joke, okay, is wall street in worse shape or is silicon valley? clearly there is not the type of gender diversity that represents our country at large. >> reporter: the conference is a perfect networking opportunity for thousands of women in california. >> women need to have each other's back. and this is what this conference is doing. we have each other's back. >> i think the more women that we put in hiring roles the more that that will trickle down. so we need more women leaders and that will eventually lead to more jobs for other women. >> reporter: this morning's session was hosted by cheryl jennings.
abc 7 was also a sponsor. one of the main speakerers was leeza gibbons. >> keep your eye on the finish line. steady and consistent that's really what wins the race in life and in business. >> reporter: this year's theme was "making the most of you." in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> i was there for a little while today. fabulous. >> we must have had 40 company members there, men and women. join us next year. we'd love to see you. if you've been outside today, you know it's been foggy. stuck close by especially by the bay bridge. >> spencer christian is outside in the thick of it. we saw you hula hooping on stage today? >> a lot of fun. wonderful event. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. we have clouds getting thicker over the bay area although there's a little break of sunshine coming through the western sky right now.
you see moisture showing up on the radar image but we have no reports yet of actual rainfall hitting the ground. this is the view from emeryville looking westward. 56 in san francisco. low 60s in san carlos. another live view from our south bay camera looking at clouds over the bay. 55 at petaluma. one more live view from mt. tam showing clouds at different levels of the atmosphere. spotty light showers overnight. temperatures will rebound on thursday and we'll have beach weather this weekend with a big warm-up coming our way. right now, the satellite image shows clouds and moisture coming our way, a long stream of moisture, as a matter of fact. but not much of it is going to hit the ground. we are loogt mostly high and mid-level clouds. here's the forecast animation starting at 11:00 tonight.
spotty sprinkles overnight and into the morning hours. and that's about it. it will wind down tomorrow evening and we'll be left with very little if anything in the way of measurable rainfall. in the sierra, not much snow is likely either. maybe 1 to 2 inches between 7,000 and 8,000 feet. but that's not very much. so snow pack will remain well below average. overnight, cloudy skies, low temperatures in the low to mid-50s. relatively mild. tomorrow, a little bit of sun breaking through but otherwise mostly cloudy in the south bay, upper 60s will be the rule. 68 at san jose on the peninsula. mid to upper 60s, about 67 at palo alto. 60 at pacifica. 62 at half moon bay. many coastal locations won't even reach 60 degrees. we'll see a high of 64 in downtown san francisco. north bay, highs under rather cloudy skies tomorrow, mainly in the low to mid-60s. 62 at santa rosa up to 64 at napa. maybe a better chance of some sprinkles or light showers up around cloverdale and ukiah. mid to upper 60s from
oaklanddown down to fremont, 67 degrees. inland east bay, upper 60s. 67 at antioch, 69 at livermore. 68 at pleasanton. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. temperatures will rebound on thursday as i mentioned. look at the weekend temperatures. we'll see high in the low 80s inland. 80 around the bay. 70 degrees on the coast saturday, sunday and monday. an extended period of quite warm weather. not talking about record warmth yet but it will be quite warm and almost summerlike in some spots. dan and shirl? >> fabulous, thank you. heard of a chameleon's uncanny ability to change colors? the secret revealed coming up next. the racist chant of college students singing that song and what the school has done tonight. the reality tv stars killed when their choppers collide. you'll see the video tonight. mcdonald's and others make major
you see this chameleon changing here. turns out the crystals in the skin are responsible. the crystals contract and expand when a chameleon is excited or under duress. the size of the crystals and their spacing determine which colors appear. >> that's cool. from chameleons to cockroaches, turns out they're more complex than we thought. scientists in belgium say the bugs have their own personalities with some braver or shyer than others. searchers put microchips on cockroaches and put them in an arena with bright lights, something they do not like. so those that quickly sought
shelter are considered cautious. the ones that went exploring are considered bolder. i particularly like the shy cockroaches. >> i'm not really worried about brave cockroaches. get out of here, right? let's talk about some food, your favorite snack. potato chips, salty, full of fat, they taste so good. >> consumer reports is finding out if any of them are actually healthy. >> michael's here with that. >> we love potato chips. americans spend $8 billion a year on potato chips. these days, there are plenty of alternatives that look like they might be healthier for you but are they? consumer reports just tested dozens to see if any of them are worth mine. snack chips are tasty, salty and typically potato. but there are bean chips pea chips, veggie chips and kale but are they healthy?
for our expert panel of tasters, this is crunch time. consumer reports evaluated 32 different snack chips both for taste and nutrition. >> don't get the idea that they're as good for you as fresh vegetables vegetables. but most of the ones we tested are a little lower in calories than classic potato chips. >> reporter: several qualify as low sodium and some are an excellent source of fiber. consumer reports found several to recommend. top rated these snap pea chris ps they have a pleasant pea flavor and are low in sodium. these are also recommended but a white bean and toasty grain flavor. ten chips have six grams of fiber, the same as a large apple. original real vegetable chips sea salt are the best tasting of the veggie chips tested. they're a colorful mix of real fried veggie slices.
and these tortilla chips are tasty. the panelists found them bold and unique. with bean, corn and garlic flavors, who needs dip? make your own chips, too. nutritionists put their simple recipe on kale chips and they beat the commercial brands. we've got the recipes on our website at abc7news.com. look for 7 on your side. >> been looking for good kale chips. >> we have you covered. >> i'm hungry. still ahead, 17 and taking on the world. >> the world's best female golfers are coming back to the "ride away" (by roy orbison begins to play) ♪ i ride the highway... ♪ ♪ i'm going my way... ♪ ♪i leave a story untold... ♪
berkeley to have surveillance cameras. tonight, supporters explain why the cameras are necessary. and driving into the future why uber is hoping to put 1 million women in the driver's seat. all coming up in half an hour on abc 7 news at 6:00. one of the hottest players on the women's professional golf tour is coming back to the bay area. >> weshe stopped by to announce she will play in the lpga classic in late april. >> the 17-year-old won the inaugural event last year. the south korea native who grew up in new zealand says she's excited to come back to the bay area. >> i just love san francisco itself. it's beautiful and with the golden gate and after i got to go to alcatraz also. a lot of great things outside of the course. >> he's won 2 of the past 3 tour events and has six career
victories. >> i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. thanks for joining us. tonight, breaking news on several fronts. hillary clinton breaking her silence. what she now says about her e-mail. who decided what she kept and what was thrown away? expelled. the college students kicked out after that racist song caught on tape. they have until midnight to pack up. the manhunt at this hour after the kidnapping caught on tape. carrying this child away. then watch as the brother and sister chase after the suspect. breaking now. the verdict is in. did they steal this song -- ♪ hey hey hey ♪ >> -- from marvin gaye? robin thicke and pharrell hear from the jury tonight. and the miracle baby. the car in the water, 14 hours upside down in her car seat. we just heard from the hospital tonight.